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Cultural History Baseball Cards: Flash-building a New Tool for Baseball Researchers

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The week of July 9, 2018, the Labs teams from the Library of Congress and JSTOR met in Washington for a weeklong baseball-related flash build. These slides document the process that the JSTOR team followed during that week, and showcase the prototype that they developed: Cultural History Baseball Cards.

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Cultural History Baseball Cards: Flash-building a New Tool for Baseball Researchers

  1. 1. Flash-building a New Tool for Baseball Researchers Alex Humphreys @abhumphreys July 13, 2018 Cultural History Baseball Cards
  2. 2. ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. JSTOR is a not-for-profit digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities thrive in the digital environment. Portico is a not-for-profit preservation service for digital publications, including electronic journals, books, and historical collections. Artstor provides 2+ million high-quality images and digital asset management software to enhance scholarship and teaching.
  3. 3. JSTOR Labs works with partner publishers, libraries and labs to create tools for researchers, teachers and students that are immediately useful – and a little bit magical.
  4. 4. labs.jstor.org/shakespeare UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that quote that line.
  5. 5. TEXT ANALYZER www.jstor.org/analyze
  6. 6. CREATING A TOOL FOR BASEBALL RESEARCHERS
  7. 7. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release OUR APPROACH: July 9-13 Flash build at Library of Congress
  8. 8. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release +
  9. 9. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release • Selected articles in JSTOR about baseball (~25k) using topic model • Ran entity extraction (people, places, organizations) • Limited entities to Wikidata records associated with baseball • Created knowledge graph • Incorporated data from Wikidata, LOC and NMAAHC into knowledge graph
  10. 10. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  11. 11. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  12. 12. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  13. 13. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  14. 14. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  15. 15. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  16. 16. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  17. 17. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  18. 18. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release
  19. 19. 1. Create the sandbox 2. Research & data prep 3. Design jam 4. Select an approach 5. Refine approach 6. Release In the next few weeks: • Bug fixing, etc. • Release as a proof of concept, available on labs.jstor.org Further down the road, there’s opportunity to: • Add new data & content to the knowledge graph • Incorporate crowd-sourcing to correct errors in knowledge graph • Expand beyond baseball
  20. 20. Thank you Alex Humphreys Director, JSTOR Labs ITHAKA labs.jstor.org @abhumphreys alex.humphreys@ithaka.org

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